Interview with Maria Oberfrank, Combinat
Who/What are you?
A fashion allrounder.
What are your fields of activity?
I’m a fashion designer, the creative mind behind Combinat since 2005, and the co-founder of the MQ VIENNA FASHION WEEK since 2009.
How do you reach your goals?
With a lot of discipline, but also stubbornness, combined with a pinch of carefreeness.
What challenges do you face?
I always have to pool my strengths and concentrate.
What is important to you?
Teamwork and people with visions who also believe in them.
How big is your team?
It always depends on the project. Sometimes it’s only two members, sometimes around one hundred.
Since when have you been at Q21?
Since spring 2005, when I was able to move Combinat into the venerable former tack room. To me, it is the most beautiful room of the MQ.
A perfect work day starts with…
…an inspection round in the garden.
Events & recommendations in September
MQ V F W.19 presented by ŠKODA
Date: Mon, September 9 to Sunday, September 15
Programme & Tickets:www.mqvfw.com
MQ Fashion Night
Date: Wed, September 11
Guided Tour: 20:00 @ Kunsthalle Wien
Fashion Shows: 22:00 @ Fashion tent
Exclusive Guided Tour at Kunsthalle Wien and fashion shows by ÃO (Artist-in-Residence of Q21 / MQ, Brazil), PITOUR (AUT) and KUBIDEZSE (AUT).
Q21 Backstage: In the KABINETT comic passage located in the passage between Mariahilfer Strasse and Fürstenhof exhibitions dedicated to various forms of the combination of words and images (in common parlance: comics) are held. The passage comprises two and a half gallery spaces and a vending machine containing the publications accompanying the exhibitions. Curators: Thomas Kriebaum and Sibylle Vogel
Q21 Backstage: On July 11 the ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival, Europe’s biggest event for contemporary dance and performance, opens. Until August 11, it invites you to experience great art on the most beautiful stages in Vienna as well as pleasantly cool museums around the MQ.